Fall for fall with True North’s Pumpkin Granola

By Kate Springer

Pumpkin Granola
Photo credit: Clare Barboza

The wind is crisper, the leaves are gradually turning brilliant colors and we’re starting to go from wearing shorts to digging out our sweaters here in Vermont. As we announced last month, our beloved Pumpkin Granola is back for 2021, but only through October 31st. It’s been selling really well, and we’re pleased so many of you have welcomed this revival with open arms. We love the perfectly spiced flavor, too! In honor of this being the last month of Pumpkin this year, we’re sharing how you can get into the autumnal spirit, thanks to our product.

 Why Our Pumpkin Granola Stands Out Among the Rest

1.  Just as Good as Any Pumpkin Spice Latte

We firmly believe Pumpkin Granola is just as good as your favorite pumpkin spice latte (PSL). It’s refreshing and you don’t mind enjoying it multiple times a season. Most of all, it’s classic yet reliable, what you want handy as soon as the season starts. We eagerly welcomed Pumpkin back into the fold, because after the past year and a half we’ve had, it’s nice to see something familiar and comforting.

2. Flavors of the Season

Our exclusive blend of granola reminds us of pumpkin pie, and for good reason. Pumpkin pie spices, cinnamon and cloves, golden raisins and ground ginger are deliciously fragrant and capture this season of pumpkins, leaves, hay rides, cider and all things cozy in a delightful way.

3.  The Right Accompaniment

Few flavors that we offer go so well on top of yogurt, smoothies, squash, salads, oatmeal, popcorn or anything else you crave. We also love this mixed into ice cream, muffins, breads, bars and the like. Whenever you’re craving pumpkin spice, grab a handful of granola, mix it in and experience the harmony of flavors.

4. Unique and Special

Since this is only offered for two months, Pumpkin Granola is a special treat. As it’s made in Vermont, one of the best states for experiencing fall to the fullest, where else can you get a product this unique? Made with pure maple syrup, this granola is also kosher, non-GMO and free of peanuts and soy.

5. BFP Approved

Burlington’s newspaper, the Burlington Free Press, recently featured us in a roundup of Vermont-made products that feature pumpkin spice. Thanks to April Barton for the mention. Read the full article here.

Recipe: Zucchini Bread with Pumpkin Granola

Zucchini Bread with Pumpkin Granola
Photo credit: Clare Barboza

If you’re stuck on what to make with Pumpkin Granola, try this delicious bread. It’s perfect for a small outdoor gathering, to gift a neighbor, to indulge in on a cooler night or to slice and put in the work freezer or a child’s lunchbox.

Zucchini Bread with Pumpkin Granola

Note: Instructions have been adapted from Maria Mac’s recipe on Food.com.

Yield: 2 loaves


  • 4 eggs
  • 2 cups of brown sugar
  • 1 cup of vegetable oil
  • 3 1⁄2 cups of flour
  • 3⁄4 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 2 cups of grated zucchini
  • About 1 cup dried cranberries or raisins
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1 cup of Pumpkin Granola


1. Preheat oven to 350 °F. Grease loaf pans. Don’t forget the sides!

2. Combine eggs, sugar and oil. Mix well. Add the dry ingredients. Then, fold in the zucchini, cranberries or raisins (if desired) and granola. Finally, add the vanilla extract.

3. Bake the bread for about 55 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.

4. Cool and slice. We recommend serving warm and topped with butter or the nondairy alternative of your choice. Enjoy!

October 2021 Promo: Don’t Miss Pumpkin’s Return!

This month, purchase two 3 lb. bags of granola or NNG of any flavor and get 3 free Snack Packs of Pumpkin Granola. That’s enough for now, and later! Stay tuned for the dates this promo will be running by checking our newsletter or social media channels.

We hope everyone who wants it can get their hands on Pumpkin, and that it adds some joy to your season ahead.